September 13, 2011
Lafleur's son in trouble again
By QMI Agency
MONTREAL -- The troubled son of NHL legend Guy Lafleur has more legal problems on his hands.
Mark Lafleur, 26, was arrested in a bar north of Montreal last week and faces charges of drug possession and violating probation conditions.
He was intercepted by police on Thursday evening in Blainville, Que.
Police say a man was arguing with officers and was arrested, frisked and found to have drugs on him.
"Our officers recognized the young man who is known to us," said police spokesman Stephane Giguere.
Lafleur appeared in court last Friday. A bail hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.
Mark Lafleur already has a lengthy criminal record dating back several years.
He was arrested in September 2010, also in Blainville, following an alleged domestic dispute.
The previous year he was sentenced to 15 months to be served in the community, with probation for three years, following an attack on his ex-girlfriend.
He had pleaded guilty to 14 charges including assault, battery, unlawful confinement and uttering death threats against the young woman.
His father, Guy Lafleur, is a five-time Stanley Cup winner and two-time NHL Most Valuable Player, who was the league's most explosive scorer in the 1970s.
He became mixed up in his son's legal problems in 2007 when he was accused of giving contradictory testimony during the young man's bail hearing.
An appeals court overturned the charges in August 2010.